Like what is it that he does? He doesn't rap, he just yells. Why does he get his own albums?
Khaled isn't really a DJWeezy Stan said:He produces.
And he's a DJ
According to sources, Khaled once approached a turntable and it inexplicably burst into flames. Some say the rising smoke spelled out the letters “F-M-L”. He does not produce the songs that are listed as DJ Khaled songs.
More recently you’ve got popular mixtape DJ’s who don’t always necessarily “produce”, but put in a lot of work piecing together cohesive mixtapes and transitioning from beat to beat and song to song to allow the emcee to showcase skills over a plethora of backdrops in one smooth run. You know the type, Drama probably being the most notable. These guys love, like Khaled, to yell in threatening tones over the music to ensure you know they are a part of what’s going on. Think sirens, gunshots, and airhorns. We all know Khaled loves to yell over tracks, but to call Khaled a mixtape DJ is like calling Lil Wayne a guitar player.
Moving on, we’ve got the familiar radio DJ. You know, like Casey Kasem. These are the familiar voices that, simply put, play songs on the radio. They introduce artists, break records, and usually have nothing to do with the production of music. Not to say that they don’t have talent – they’ve got to know the music, be aware of up and coming artists, and form connections with musicians to help promote and push new music. Most people don’t realize it, but this is role that Khaled played to get that “DJ” title added before his name.
Khaled’s career began as a DJ for WEDR, a Miami radio station. He hosted a radio show, played records, acted as a hype man for Florida rappers, and aided by his energetic personality he quickly developed relationships with industry folks. This is what eventually led to him bringing together some of the biggest names in hip-hop for some of the biggest hits in recent history. Playing no part in the production or vocals (other than screaming over intros), I’m still dumfounded that he has the audacity to call these “DJ Khaled tracks” when they feature other artists that really do all the work, but I guess bringing a bunch of famous people together counts for a lot more than one might think. According to some sources, Khaled “assists” with production on some pieces. I’m pretty sure this means he proclaims “This is what we do! We da best!” when he hears a beat he likes.